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GOT HIS "SPENDING MONEY" f
Humorous Incident in the Early Ca?
peer of th? Late Comedian, Sol
! Wben a boy Sol Smith Russell, who
'later rose to eminence as a comedian
and to high material fortune through
a combination of large earnings and
ingenious frugality, was employed as
.a member of the celebrated Peak
Family cf Bell Ringers. He was billed
as Master Solly. His "turn" was bal
lad singing, and it was stipulated that
he was to receive no compensation
other than board and lodging until ex
perience should make him more af
firmatively valuable to the organiza
When the second season was nearly
at an end Master Solly suddenly was
struck with an idea that he ought to
;have some kind of remuneration for
his work, since he was "featured," and
really the best drawing card Peak
could boast. So, plucking np courage,
he accosted Peak in these words:
"Mr. Peak, I have been with you
nearly two years and in all that time
you have paid me nothing for my
work. I don't ask for much, but you
can afford to give me a little spending
money every week-just enough to get
Bill looked at him in sorrow, not to
say amazement. "How much do you
want, Solly?" he managed to gasp.
"Oh, I guess about five dollars a
The demand almost sent Peak into
convulsions; but he rallied, and in a
tone of melancholy resignation, he
"Very well, Solly. I am your friend.
I wll? give y?u the five dollars ; but for
God's sake don't tell my wife!"
HOMES OF THE STRAWBERRY
Eight Districts of the Country in
Which the. Succulent Fruit Is
an Important Crop.
A survey of the production and mar
keting of strawberries in the United
States made by the department of ag- j
riculture indicates that the eight most
important commercial strawberry dis
tricts are central California, Tennes
see, Maryland. Delaware, southern
Louisiana, North and South Carolina,
Virginia and the Ozarks.
Great quantities of strawberries, the
report says, are also grown in the
North in small patches and shipped
to market by trolley, express or in the
producer's own wagon.
The first strawberries of the year
come from central Florida, the move
ment beginning in December and con
tinuing until the end of March. By
the first of March the first strawber
ries from southern Texas and south
ern California find their way to the
market. About tie middle of March
the Louisiana crop begins to move,
continuing about two months or until
the middle of May.
By that tittie the season of carload
shipments is at its height. The greater \
part of the Tennessee and Virginia
crop is shipped in May, as well as !
much of the Delaware, Illinois and j
Maryland output.-Good Housekeep
, Bright Salesman.
The depression in business caused
a local jeweler to discharge his ex
perienced man, replacing him with
a high school graduate-a youth
just out of schcol. He appeared
very anxious to learn, and the pro
prietor at the end of the first week
was much pleased with results. One
day the merchant was obliged to be
away from the store, and upon his
"Well, Frank, did you sell any
"Yes, sir; I sold five plain band
"Fine, my boy!" said the jeweler,
enthusiastically. "We'll make an Al
salesman out of you one of these
days. You got the regular price for
them, of course?"
"Oh, yes. sir. The price on the in
side was 18c, and the man took all
that was left, sir."-Harper's Maga
Our smile still holds Its wonted j
place, due east and west across our
face, and sometimes it seems half in
clined to reach around and tie behind.
We cannot dance, nor can we sing,
but we can tote a- smile, by jingi
Sometimes we push it from its place,
but that is when we shave our face. !
and when we have done shaving, then,
our smile is on the job again. Worms
may kill our tomato plants, hot irons I
may scorch our Palra Beach pants,
laundries may spiflicate our shirts and
fix our collar so it hurts, a neighbor's
dog may kill our cat, but our smile
stays right where it's at, and being
such a happy cuss makes the old
world smile back at us. Misfortune
cannot get your goat ff you have, got?
a smile to tote.-Judd Mortimer Lew- j
is, in Houston Post.
Mrs. X. lost her cook and had tele
phoned in vain for another. Dinner
guests were expected and she wa? des
perate. Finally, putting on her things,
rjhe went out, and she hadn't gone
far when she met a neat-looking col- j
ored woman. She explained her j
'dilemma and the colored woman Hs
tened in silence, then she said:
"Where do yo' live, missus?"
Seeing a ray of hope joyfi v, Mrs.
X. gave her address, te he met with ;
"Welli '/o' jess go home an' look in ?
yo' glass an' yoi! see yo' caok.''^- |
Ford Cars Have
Stood the Test
The experience of scores of own
ers of the Ford Automobiles has
proven that there is nothing better
made for the Edgefield roads. Ford
cars will carry you safely over any
road that a buggy or any other ve
hicle can travel.
An All-the-Year-Around Car
They are light, yet substantially
built. They are cheap, yet the best
of material is used in their con
struction. Are you contemplating
purchasing a car? Let us show
you a Ford Run-About or Touring
Edgefield Auto Repair Shop
Next to Court House
Ginning Season Now On
Machinery in use just one season. Everything
I have the latest improved Murray Four-Gin Sys
tem. I am prepared to handle your ginning in the
most up-to-date manner. My last year's work proved
entirely satisfactory to every customer. Be sure to
give me atrial. I guarantee that you will be highly
pleased. I personally oversee all work done.
I also buy cotton seed. Always pay highest market
price. Am in touch with one of the largest cotton
seed concerns in the South.
Telehone 2002 Edgefield, S. C.
Ginnery Next to Edgefield Graded School
. ADAMS & CO
Members State Warehouse
All persons storing cotton with us,
we think, will have no trouble to bor
row money on certificates issued by the
We will appreciate any business j
. W. ADAMS & COMPANY
Edgefield, South Carolina
B. B. RUSSELL, Jr. R. E. ALLEN
SHIP YOUR COTTON TO
Cotton . Factors . and
Bonded Warehouses. Liberal Advances Made on
. . Cotton in Storage.
The Standard Vtsihh
Yes, the crownii
It is just out-a
For makers have striven a lil
again, as we scored when we
There is truly no other
touch so light that the tread
had the Optional Duplex Shift. ]
gers of the rieht and left hands,
of any standard typewriter. Thu
ber 9" with more speed and grua
discovery. For while tho Oliver
pense to us. by simplifying constrn
spend a dollar for any typewriter,
more this one does. If you are u.<
17 Cents a Day! \
matic spacer, 6 1-2-onnce touch-plus
Yet we have decided to sell it t
every user can easily alford to have
like print, included FREE if desired.
ists, employers, and individuals everj
It's a pleasure for us to tell you abou
The Oliver T
SST1 You can rent the Oliver Typewri
Go to see
Before insuring elsewhere. We
represent the best old line com
Marling & Byrd
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
Land for Sale
Life is too short to go on
renting land,?when you can
buy a small farm for almost
the rent money.
I have land in small lots
around Mohnston, and near
Batesburg, Meeting Street,
Celestia, Rocky Creek or
Fruit Hill, Ropers and near
Edgefield, and lots and
stores in the town of Edge
Arthur S. Tompkins
Edgefield, S. C.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
>Wr?ter BUY IT NO?i?
ng typewriter triumph is here!
nd comes years before experts expected it!
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: gave the world its first visible writing.
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of a kitten will run the keys !
?e new-day advances that come alone on this machine are all controlled
Oliver. Even our own previous models-famous in their day-never
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Anil it lets you write them all with only 23 keys, the least to operate
s writers of all other machines can immediately run the Oliver Num
This brilliant new Oliver comes at the old-time price. It costs no
more than lesser makes-now out-of-date when compared with this
'a splendid new features are costly- -we have eqaulized thc addud ex
iction. Resolve right uow to see this great achievement before you
If you are usine some other make you will want to see how much
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lemember this brand-new Oliver "9" is the greatest value ever given in a
ypewriter. It has all our previous special inventions-visible writing, auto
the Optional Duplex Shift. Selective Color Attachment and all these other
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the world's crack visible writer, with the famous PRINTYPE, that writes
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F all the unhappy homes,
not one in a hundred has a bank
account and not one home in a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish to
put it off any longer, when it is such a simple, easy
matter to start a bank account.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, Vice-President;
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Geo. W. Adams, Thos. H. Rainsford, John
Rainsfo.rd, B. E. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, E. J. Mims, J. H.
S. M. Whitney Co.
Augusta ....... Georgia
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